• Project Engineer

    QinetiQ North AmericaLorton, VA 22199

    Job #1336820954

  • Project Engineer

    Location: Lorton, VA

    Job Code: 1726

    of Openings: 1


    Who Are We?

    QinetiQ Inc. is a leading innovator with over 25 years of experience rapidly developing advanced C5ISR sensor solutions and is a renowned world leader in robotics and autonomy.

    The combined QinetiQ U.S. business unit brings capabilities across the full lifecycle of technology development from applied research and development to rapid prototyping, testing, fielding, and sustainment. Our expertise with unmanned platforms, broad sensing modalities, and cross-domain interoperability ensures that we deliver integrated solutions for Warfighter dominance in all phases of combat.

    We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms and systems, ground systems, soldier systems, maritime systems, airborne sensors and payloads, processing and exploitation capabilities, and integrated C2 solutions. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in ?elds such as sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, arti?cial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

    Our customers are always our number one priority and we consistently deliver Mission-Led Innovation to empower and protect our Defense and Security forces in the U.S. and abroad.

    Your Contribution to Our Mission:

    • QinetiQ, Inc. is seeking a well-qualified Project Engineer (PE) candidate with extensive engineering knowledge and strong technical leadership skills to join our diverse team of multidisciplinary engineers at our Lorton, VA Office.

    • The PE will lead the execution of cutting-edge technical projects by leveraging strong engineering expertise, project leadership experience, and social acumen.

    • The candidate understands how to work within program budget and manage schedule constraints.

    • The ideal candidate is a good communicator who promotes a collaborative working environment.

    • This role requires the ability to architect innovative solutions and manage projects from initial concept through prototype delivery to product launch.

    • The PE will act as a technical multidisciplinary lead on hardware and software-based systems, on research and development (IRAD/CRAD) projects, and on engineering upgrade programs to field deployed systems.

    • The PE will work with Program Manager (PM) counterparts to oversee vendors and suppliers, lead technical and program management reviews and execute programs within budget and schedule constraints.

    • The PE will recommend future direction of projects to company leadership and deliver technical and program briefs to government and contractor personnel at all levels.

    To Land This Job, You Need:

    • Minimum 10 years demonstrated experience as an engineer in design, integration, and test of C5ISR systems, specializing in custom electronics, MEMS packaging, Inertial Measurement and Navigation systems for ground and airborne applications. EO-IR experience a plus.

    • Minimum 5 years of experience leading multidisciplinary engineering teams in prototyping complex electronics and sensor systems.

    • Experience developing project scope, objectives and timelines involving all relevant stakeholders.

    • Ability to manage technical execution of multiple projects simultaneously.

    • Strong technical aptitude and ability to quickly process information and adjust plans and schedules.

    • Ability to act as a liaison between engineering and senior leadership, transitioning from high level programmatic to deep technical discussions with ease.

    • Evaluate project initiatives, designs, and design changes at the system level for technical, performance, cost, and schedule impacts.

    • Provide expertise in architecting new mission capabilities with a demonstrated ability to independently develop a system solution.

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proposal writing experience, the ability to convey technical designs, ideas and results to non-technical audiences and to provide briefings to high-level government personnel.

    • BS degree in Physics, Electrical, Mechanical, or other related Engineering discipline

    • MS degree preferred

    Job Type: Full Time

    Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

    DOD Secret

    Why QinetiQ Inc.?

    • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.

    • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.

    • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement.

    • We only hire the best! No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.

    • We have fun! We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.

    • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY. We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.

    No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

    We completely understand. That is why we have made the application process easy. We promise. This will be simple.


    If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to ~~~ or call ~~~ Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

    QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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